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Trips by*

Harlan Watson


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,501.03


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF GENERAL ATOMIC'S DOE-FUNDED PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,213.72
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.58
source

Destination: CAMBRIGE, MA
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF: "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,404.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: GERMANY, NORWAY, AND FRANCE
Sponsor: Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISITS WITH A VARIETY OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; BATTERY MANUFACTURERS; GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS; AND MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,920.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF DOE YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT AND DOE NEVADA TEST SITE
Date: Feb 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $981.15
source

Destination: NEVADA AND UTAH
Sponsor: THE GOLD INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF MINING AND REFINING SITES LOCATED IN NEVADA AND UTAH.
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,631.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Harlan Watson.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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